Cyndi Lauper — pop-music icon, Tony-award winning writer of Broadway's "Kinky Boots," former reality-show star, and LGBTQ activist — has a new raison d'etre: speaking out about psoriasis, from which she suffers.
Musician Moira Dela Torre shared a candid Facebook post about having psoriasis and that she's done covering it up.
Researchers now say that cannabinoids, the chemical compounds in marijuana, can help with an entirely new area: skin diseases.
Scientists now understand why skin doesn’t leak fluids, such as blood, even as it sheds old skin cells. The findings, which were published in the journal eLife, come courtesy of researchers in Japan who wanted to determine why human skin is able to form such a protective barrier, despite regularly shedding cells. Below that is a liquid-liquid barrier created by tiny, narrow areas between skin cells, known as the stratum granulosum.